Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Jumping Monkey

Ally absolutely LOVES LOVES LOVES this jumper. She could seriously stay in it for hours and I'd seriously sit and watch her for hours in it if I'd allow it. Work those leg muscles girl!

An if-you-know-what's-good-for-you note: Please watch the video on mute... For some god-awful reason, I sound ridiculous. Thank you.

REAL Food!

We've officially started Ally on solid foods! It's such a milestone! She is doing so well with it too. She was a bit confused the first time but got the hang of it quickly. She's just like her Mommy in that sense apparently. We started with Sweet Potatoes and she loved them! She has tried just about all of the jarred food now and seems to enjoy bananas and sweet potatoes the most. The only thing she spits out is green beans but as my sitter puts it (and puts it well I might add) "She's only 5 months old! She doesn't have the luxury of being picky!" So we will keep trying. If there's one thing I'm certain of, it's that she is NOT going to end up a picky eater like me. I will go to great lengths to ensure that!

Her formula is still her primary source of nutrition so for right now, she is only eating a little bit of "real food". In the morning after her bottle, we give her a small amount of oatmeal and mix in some kind of fruit then in the afternoon about an hour before her last bottle, she will eat vegetables. It is so much more fun to feed her with a spoon than with a bottle!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ally's First Christmas

Was it just me or did the holidays come and go so quickly this year? Is this what it's going to be like from now on? If so, this girl is not a happy camper. The holidays are my very favorite time of the year. Even more so now that I have a beautiful daughter to share every moment with. This year with her only being 4 months old, it was fairly uneventful. She slept through the majority of Christmas Day at Mimi's house which was actually good because she has a hard time sleeping with so much going on around her. She's a nosy little booger!

We started off the celebrations at my Dad's house and my grandparents from St. George came down for a visit. It was so nice to see them and they got to spend some quality time with Ally. She got her first Gloworm (name Emily by her great grandma). I had a gloworm when I was young and I just absolutely loved it.

This year at Mimi's house, it was extra special because Shane's family came over too so we were all together for Christmas Day. It's difficult sometimes to bounce from house to house during the holidays. Everyone was there and it was wonderful! I even made the mashed potatoes and they were fantastic if I do say so myself! So it was: Shane, Ally, and I, Mimi & Papa, GGM & GGP, Aunt Fran & Linda, Grandpa Pat, Auntie Sarah, Christine, Paul & Lisa, Tyler, Kelli, and Mackenzie. Like I said earlier, Ally slept through most of it including the present opening. UNFORTUNATELY, I had to open all of her gifts... What a shame! (hehe) I don't care who they are for, I love opening presents! Of course, Ally made out like a bandit. I just wish she could have been a part of the whole experience. Because of that, I didn't get many pictures. But here's what I DO have:

All in all, it was a marvelous Christmas and I can't wait to do it all over again next year.